Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 released into the wild
After being delayed
two weeks ago, the Beta 2 release of Mozilla's Firefox web browser is now finally available for download
. The beta doesn't include "Places," the unified bookmarks, history, and RSS feed repository originally planned for Firefox 2.0 and later canned. Yet the new beta brings a host of other additions
. Some of the new features and improvements include built-in phishing protection, an updated user interface, better tabbed browsing, better RSS feed support, and a built-in spell checker. As a beta release, however, Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 does also have some lingering problems
, and Mozilla recommends that this version be used for testing purposes only. If you feel like taking a peek anyway and use a previous version of Firefox, make sure to back up your profile directory
somewhere safe first.